restricted access   Volume 10, Number 4, December 2009

Table of Contents

Editor Introduction


pp. 609-611


United States Bank Rescue Politics, 2008–2009: A Business Historian’s View

pp. 612-650

Dissertation Summaries

Your Job Is Your Credit: Creating a Market for Loans to Salaried Employees in New York City, 1885–1920

pp. 651-660

“Industrial Legislatures”: Consensus Standardization in the Second and Third Industrial Revolutions

pp. 661-674

Pharmaceutical Networks: The Political Economy of Drug Development in the United States, 1945–1980

pp. 675-686


The Birth of the North American Home Improvement Store, 1905–1929

pp. 687-728

Parading as Millionaires: Montana Bankers and the Panic of 1893

pp. 729-762

The Ups and Downs of Family Life: Det Norske Nitridaktieselskap, 1912–1976

pp. 763-790


History, a Useful “Science” for Management?: From Polemics to Controversies

pp. 791-807

The Use and Abuse of History as a Management Tool: Comments on Eric Godelier’s View of the French Connection

pp. 808-815

Does History Matter in Business?

pp. 816-830

History, a Useful “Science” for Management?: A Response

pp. 831-836


Comments on Comments, or the Richness of Dialogue

pp. 837-846


Foreclosed: High-Risk Lending, Deregulation, and the Undermining of America’s Mortgage Market (review)

pp. 847-850

Modernizing a Slave Economy: The Economic Vision of the Confederate Nation (review)

pp. 851-853

Modernizing Tradition. Gender and Consumerism in Interwar France and Germany (review)

pp. 853-856

Modernizing Main Street: Architecture and Consumer Culture in the New Deal (review)

pp. 856-859

Unexceptional Women: Female Proprietors in Mid-Nineteenth Century Albany, New York, 1830–1885 (review)

pp. 859-861

“Make It Yourself”: Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890–1930 (review)

pp. 861-864

Children Bound to Labor: The Pauper Apprentice System in Early America (review)

pp. 864-866

Wal-Mart: The Face of Twenty-First Century Capitalism (review)

pp. 866-868

How Taiwan Became Chinese: Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century (review)

pp. 868-870

Capitalizing on Change: A Social History of American Business (review)

pp. 871-873

Wall Street and the Fruited Plain: Money, Expansion and Politics in the Gilded Age (review)

pp. 873-874

Taxation in Colonial America (review)

pp. 875-876